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Vetiver, Organic

Vetiver, Organic


Pure, Therapeutic Vetiver essential oil, Organically Grown

Botanical name :   Vetiveria zizanioides  

Extraction method / Source :    Steam distillation / roots

Aroma : Heavy, smoky, earthy, balsamic with sweet undertones

Note :  Base     Odor Intensity :  5

Key constituents :   Vetiverol  65 - 70%  

Plant description :  Botanical family :   Poaceae or Graminaceae (Grasses)         Vetiver is a tropical grass that is native to India, and has been naturalized to many tropical areas.

Regions of Production :  Madagascar

Growing Practices :  Organically farmed. Plants are tested after harvest for purity.

Properties :  Calming; aphrodisiac, regenerative, insect repellent, promotes healthy skin healing.  (Battalia, 2003)  

Uses / Benefits : Calming, regenerative for the skin, repels insects (especially moths), fixative for natural perfumes. Benefits individuals living with autism and ADHD - see the Essential Oils for Autism and ADHD page in our Topics section.  A sensual base note for natural perfume making.

Modes of Administration :    Topical :    massage, compress, skin care.      Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler.

Fragrant influences:   Grounding, calming, promotes spiritual growth.

Safety :  Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Blends well with :    Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Coriander, Eucalyptus Lemon, Geranium, Ginger, Pink Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang), Mandarin, Melissa, Sweet Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

History / Fun Facts :

TIMELESS Essential Oils - Authentic Aromatherapy Source  :  We guarantee the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils.  Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request.  All essential oils are best stored in airtight containers away from heat and light.

References :

Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia.

Green, Mindy, Natural Perfumes, 1999. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.

International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (January 5, 2016).

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Schnaubelt, Kurt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy, 2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Tourles, Stephanie L, Hands On Healing Remedies, 2012. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.

United States Food and Drug Administration, HHS, 182.1  Substances That Are Generally Recognized as Safe, 182.20 Essential oils, Oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates), http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/CFR-2012-title21-vol3-sec182 (January 28, 2016).

Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991.  New World Library, Novato, CA.

Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.

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